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Fonds AM716 - Greater Vancouver Civilian Protection Committee, Air Raid Precautions Headquarters fonds

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Greater Vancouver Civilian Protection Committee, Air Raid Precautions Headquarters fonds

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AM716

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  • 1922-1962 (Creation)
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    Greater Vancouver Civilian Protection Committee. Air Raid Precautions Headquarters

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0.12 m of textual records

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In 1942, a campaign was mounted by the Vancouver Board of Trade to raise funds to support an air precaution unit for Vancouver. These efforts resulted in the appointment of volunteer civilian defence wardens in Vancouver. Wardens were assigned to one of six divisions and then to smaller districts. Wardens were trained in first aid, fire fighting, home nursing and police work. They were responsible for ensuring blackouts were carried out and organizing men and equipment in an emergency.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, publications, circulars, and personal records of L.P. Harrison.

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Donated by Gerald P. Harrison in 1980.

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See also Add. MSS. 502, Vancouver Board of Trade fonds, and Add. MSS. 795, Joseph A. Byron Collection fonds.

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